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Landscapes of the First World War

Editors: Daly, Selena, Salvante, Martina, Wilcox, Vanda (Eds.)

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  • First international, comparative and transnational study of landscapes and the First World War
  • Includes chapters on the USA, Africa, Russia, the Middle East and Europe, demonstrating the effects of war on landscapes far beyond the familiar setting of the Western Front
  • Brings together scholars working across disciplinary and methodological boundaries, including contributions from emerging fields such as battlefield archaeology, medical humanities and environmental history
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This comparative and transnational study of landscapes in the First World War offers new perspectives on the ways in which landscapes were idealised, mobilised, interpreted, exploited, transformed and destroyed by the conflict. The collection focuses on four themes: environment and climate, industrial and urban landscapes, cross-cultural encounters, and legacies of the war. The chapters cover Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Africa and the US, drawing on a range of approaches including battlefield archaeology, military history, medical humanities, architecture, literary analysis and environmental history.

 This volume explores the environmental impact of the war on diverse landscapes and how landscapes shaped soldiers’ experiences at the front. It investigates how rural and urban locales were mobilised to cater to the demands of industry and agriculture. The enduring physical scars and the role of landscape as a crucial locus of memory and commemoration are also analysed. 

The chapter 'The Long Carry: Landscapes and the Shaping of British Medical Masculinities in the First World War' is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via link.springer.com.

About the authors

Selena Daly is a Lecturer in Italian Studies at University College Dublin, Ireland. She was previously a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. Her monograph, Italian Futurism and the First World War, (2016), was nominated for the Italian-American bilateral Bridge Book Prize.

 

Martina Salvante is Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Warwick, UK, where she is working on a project on Italy’s disabled veterans of the First World War. She has published widely on Italian history with a focus on gender, masculinity, and war disability.

 

Vanda Wilcox is a Lecturer in Modern European History at John Cabot University, Italy, and Trinity College, Rome Campus, Italy. She is the author of Morale and the Italian Army during the First World War (2016), and is currently researching imperial and colonial dimensions of Italian participation in the Great War.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Landscapes of War: A Fertile Terrain for First World War Scholarship

    Pages 1-14

    Daly, Selena (et al.)

  • Making Oil Essential: Emerging Patterns of Petroleum Culture in the United States During the Era of the Great War

    Pages 17-35

    Black, Brian

  • “Lamps Never Before Dim Are Being Extinguished from Lack of Olive Oil”: Deforestation and Famine in Palestine at War and in Peace Under the Late Ottoman Empire and Early British Empire, 1910–1920

    Pages 37-56

    Reger, Jeffrey D.

  • Rain and Bad Weather During War: The Role of Climate and Environment During the Great War in Cameroon (1914–1916)

    Pages 57-78

    Ndjock Nyobe, Isidore Pascal

  • The First World War on the Streets: Urban Conformity and Citizenship in the United States

    Pages 81-97

    Wilson, Ross

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eBook $89.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landscapes of the First World War
Editors
  • Selena Daly
  • Martina Salvante
  • Vanda Wilcox
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89411-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89411-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89410-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 240
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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